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Call for papers: The 18th Nordic Migration Conference

"Migration and Social Inequality" in Oslo, Aug 11-12, 2016

Keynote Speakers:

  • Min Zhou, University of California, Los Angele
  • Ruben Andersson, London School of Economics
  • Tjitske Akkerman, University of Amsterdam

Nordic panel discussion:

Per Mouritzen (Aarhus University), Grete Brochmann (University of Oslo), Joachim Ruist (University of Gothenburg) and Mats Wickström (University of Helsinki). Moderated by Anne Britt Djuve (Fafo)

Global inequalities between countries and regions in terms of income, security, rights, and living conditions are today driving increasing numbers of people into crossing international borders in search of personal safety, economic opportunities and better future prospects. At the same time, social inequality is sharply on the rise within societies across the globe, as traditional structures of work and welfare are rearranged and/or dismantled. In an increasingly globalized world, boundaries of class, nationality, ethnicity, gender and legal statuses are intersecting in new ways, giving rise to changing and new dimensions of inequality within and between both migrant sending and migrant receiving societies. In this conference we wish to explore the diverse links between international migration and social inequality, in a Nordic, European and global context. We invite scholars from across disciplinary boundaries to engage in a discussion of how these changes can be conceptualized and studied, from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives. Contributions are welcomed that reflect on how economic, political, cultural and social factors in origin and destination countries affect migration and shape diverse societies. We welcome papers which discuss how issues such as global inequalities, states policies, legal frameworks, media discourses and cultural boundaries shape the dynamics of migration, migrants’ everyday experiences and the consequences of migration for sending and receiving societies.

Abstract Submissions:

Abstracts for papers can be submitted electronically at the conferences website: In the electronic submission form, you will be asked to indicate in which workshop you wish to present your paper.

The call for paper abstracts opens on February 1st and closes on March 15th.